**Extra Special SEMINAR Event –

WILL (Women's Initiative in Lottery)

1:30 to 4:30 pm. on Wednesday October 30

You are invited to attend the most exciting Event and Reception- Everyone is invited to attend the Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership afternoon Session at the Park Lane Hotel  Wednesday October 30th at 1:30pm 2nd Floor Ballroom - Wear your LOTTERYEXPO NYC BADGE to be automatically registered for this event.

Meet the first WILL Scholarship Winners - sponsored by a grant  from JUMBO Interactive and nominated by their directors

Ashley Carel, Sales Operations Manager, Missouri Lottery, nominated by May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery

Jessica Micenheimer, Claims Manager, Illinois Lottery, nominated by Harold Mays, Acting Director, Illinois Lottery

Christina Price, CPA,  Director of Accounting, Louisiana Lottery, nominated by Rose Hudson, President and CEO, Louisiana Lottery

Moderated by WILL Chairperson Rebecca Hargrove, President & CEO Tennessee Lottery & President of the World Lottery Association Panel Discussions to include
Gwen Dean
, Director, New York Lottery
Rebecca Hargrove
, President & CEO, Tennessee Lottery Education Corp.Chair of WILL; President of the World Lottery Association
Rose Hudson
President & CEO, Louisiana Lottery
Wendy Montgomery
, Sr. Vice President Global Brand, Marketing, IGT
May Scheve Reardon
, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery
Sarah Taylor
, Executive Director, Hoosier Lottery
Frances Fragos Townsend
, Keynote Speaker, see bio below
Jennifer Westbury, Executive Vice President Business Development, Pollard Banknote 


Sponsored by  Scientific Games

 KEYNOTE Speaker Frances Fragos Townsend (pictured left)   Executive Vice President for Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs at MacAndrews and Forbes Incorporated and Director on the Board of Scientific Games. Ms. Townsend is the former Homeland Security Advisor to United States President  George W. Bush, serving from 2004-2007. She has also served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism. In 2008, Ms. Townsend joined CNN as a contributor, then moved to CBS where she is now a national security analyst and political commentator on TV. Ms. Townsend is also president of the Counter Extremism Project.  We look forward to an exciting session- NO CHARGE TO ATTEND THIS SESSION!

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To participate in the Mentorship Program


Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) has appointed Sandra Douglass Morgan the next chairperson of the state’s Gaming Control Board (NGCB)

Empowering Women 

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Appoints Second Female Gaming Control Board Chair

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) has appointed Sandra Douglass Morgan the next chairperson of the state’s Gaming Control Board (NGCB). The former North Las Vegas city attorney will assume the role when current chair Becky Harris’ term expires on January 27.

Sandra Douglass Morgan is set to become the next leader of the Nevada Gaming Control Board after receiving the appointment from Gov. Steve Sisolak. (Image: Twitter/NGCB/Casino.org)

Harris became the first female to oversee the three-member NGCB a year ago this month when former Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) appointed her to the position following AG Burnett’s resignation.

Morgan was appointed to the Nevada Gaming Commission in April 2018 by Sandoval. She will relinquish that role to head the NGCB.

Sandra Douglass Morgan will be an incredible asset to the Gaming Control Board and I am proud to be able to appoint her as chair,” Sisolak said in a release. “Sandra’s extensive experience and record of leadership shows that she is not only qualified to chair the Nevada Gaming Control Board, but that she will excel at it.”

Harris’ 2018 compensation totaled $158,879. Gaming Commission members serve in part-time roles, and received roughly $46,000 each in pay last year.

Sisolak officially became governor on Monday. The following day, Sandoval announced he was taking an executive position with MGM Resorts.

Empowering Women

Nevada’s gaming industry was rocked by the shocking sexual misconduct allegations exposed last year against billionaire Steve Wynn. Gaming regulators and casino operators have since sought to strengthen protections to make sure similar claimed acts cannot occur in the future.

Sandoval’s appointment of Harris was historic in putting a woman in charge of the country’s most important gaming industry. It came just days before The Wall Street Journal unveiled its Wynn expose and threw the industry into chaos.

Last fall, Harris and the NGCB sent the Nevada Gaming Commission a recommendation to mandate that licensed casino operators complete a 16-point checklist annually to assure the state they have adequate protections in place to combat sexual harassment and misconduct. If ratified by the Gaming Commission, casinos would “be required to maintain written policies and procedures addressing prevention.”

“The Nevada Gaming Control Board recognizes the paramount importance of all Nevada gaming licensees creating and maintaining a work environment that is safe for all employees, one in which diversity, inclusion and the dignity of each employee is respected, and which is free from any form of discrimination or harassment,” a NGCB release declared.

More on Morgan

Morgan has been a trailblazer for much of her career. She was the first African-American city attorney in Nevada history, and will become just the second woman to govern the NGCB.

She most recently worked as the director of external affairs for AT&T in Nevada. In the lobbying role, Morgan campaigned on behalf of the telecommunications giant and pushed for legislation that was beneficial to the conglomerate.

Before AT&T and serving as North Las Vegas city attorney, Morgan was a litigation lawyer with MGM Resorts. She obtained undergraduate degrees in political science and communications from the University of Nevada – Reno, and her law degree from UNLV.



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